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What is a well-check exam?

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Taking your child to the doctor when he or she is healthy is just as important as taking your child to the doctor when he or she is ill. A well-check exam, also known as a well-care, well-baby, or well-child visit focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. These exams are available to patients from kindergarten through 12th grade. Request an appointment onlinevia MyChart, or by calling your clinic.

Well-check visits are routine visits to the child's doctor for the following reasons:
  • Physical examinations
  • Immunization updates
  • Tracking growth and development
  • Finding any problems before they become serious
  • Information on health and safety issues
  • Information on nutrition and physical fitness
  • Information on how to manage emergencies and illnesses
Your child's doctor can also provide guidance on other issues, such as the following:
  • Behavioral problems
  • Learning problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Family problems
  • Socialization problems
  • Puberty and concerns about teenage years

Please be aware that your health insurance may not consider discussion of additional diagnoses or significant problems as part of your child’s well-check exam, which will focus primarily on preventive treatment. Discussing additional issues or symptoms of another medical condition in a preventive well-check exam can create a new visit fee and may result in additional charges or additional co-pay depending on your health insurance plan. For more information, please see our preventive visit policy. Questions about your benefits should be directed to your insurance plan or your employer’s Human Resources department

Walk-in Well-Check Exams

ARC also offers special times for walk-in well-check exams throughout June and July. Walk-in patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis based on availability. See below for the 2015 Walk-in Physical schedule. Call ahead or schedule online to avoid long wait times or to ask about additional appointment availability.

Patient Checklist

Whether you’ve scheduled a well-check ahead of time or you are a walk-in patient, be sure to bring the following:
  • Bring health insurance information
  • Bring updated shot record
  • Bring camp/sports forms – your child’s doctor can fill these out as well
  • Patients must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
ARC accepts most insurance plans and offers discounts to cash-paying patients at the time of the visit.

Extended Schedule School-Age Well-Checks


Extended Schedule School-Age Well Checks have ended for the Summer 2015 season. Check back Summer 2016 for available dates and times.
Extended Schedule School-Age Well Check appointments are available each year throughout July and August for patients, ages 4-18 only*, returning to school in fall. This is a great opportunity to schedule a visit with your Pediatrician when it's convenient during your summer activities and also ensure that your child is up-to-date on required vaccinations before the school year begins. All new patients please remember to bring a current immunization record with you to appointment.

Call your clinic and press “1” to schedule your Extended Schedule School-Age Well Check appointment.

* If 18 years old, patient must still be in high school

When should you schedule a well-check exam?

Austin Regional Clinic pediatricians and family medicine doctors follow the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for routine well-check exams. Please see the recommended schedule below and click on the link to download the well-check visit newsletter for that age or age range.

Recommended visits through infant and pre-school years:

School District Forms

Here are some links for the various school district forms for physical evaluations:

Online Medical Reviewer: Berry, Judith, PhD, APRN 
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician 
Date Last Reviewed: 6/13/2013 
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